Roberto Farneti

Università degli Studi di Bologna

Canon-making and Cultural Memory. Political Thought in Italy after 1945



Roberto Farneti (laurea in 'Filosofia'; dottorato di ricerca in 'Storia delle dottrine politiche') is a research fellow (assegnista di ricerca) in the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bologna, specializing in political philosophy and the history of modern political thought. He has visited several foreign academic institutions as a research fellow (the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt a. M., Brown University, etc.) and has been a visiting fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He has also taught Political Philosophy at the ECLA in Berlin during the summer semester of 2002. Among his most recent publications is the article "The 'Mythical Foundation' of the State: Leviathan in Emblematic Context," in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly vol. 82, 2001, and the book "Il canone moderno. Filosofia politica e genealogia" (Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2002). At the Italian Academy he will seek to expand on the process of 'canon-formation' in Italy after 1945, tracking down the main intellectual lineages through which the making of a liberal political identity in Italy has been conveyed.